I have a soft spot for Green Ronin’s Freeport, a crime-ridden city of dirty pirates and Cthulhoid cultists. My very first D&D 3e campaign was the original Freeport trilogy and those are some fond memories. I’m actually using the Freeport stuff, hybridized with Golarions’ Riddleport, in my current Pathfinder campaign, Reavers on the Seas of Fate.
Well, word on the street (or at least on the Green Ronin forums) is that they’re working on a Pathfinder version of the Freeport setting! I’m looking forward to that. If you’ve never played in Freeport before, pick it up when it’s out and discover the joys of rapine and plunder!
The Savage Worlds Freeport Companion is now out in PDF from Green Ronin. Freeport, haven of pirates and every kind of scum and freak the D&D world has to offer, came to life at the launch of D&D 3rd Edition – the same day at Gen Con you could buy the Player’s Handbook, you could buy the adventure Death in Freeport. It grew into the premier 3e campaign setting for my money! Ah, the privateer crew Wulf’s Animals (Cpt. de Wulf, commanding) cut a crimson trail through the seas, stopping in Freeport frequently to sell their booty and buy some, too!
It’s a great setting because it was “Points of Light” before “Points of Light.” You could take most any generic d20 module and turn the “impassable wilderness” around it into sea and lo and behold, an island to sack!
Now, their approach to the line is modular – they have a setting neutral book, the Pirate’s Guide to Freeport, then you can get the Freeport Companion you want – True20, d20, or, now, Savage Worlds, and bring Freeport to other systems.
Pinnacle Entertainment Group and Green Ronin Publishing have made an agreement to come out with the Savage Worlds Freeport Companion. To explain, Freeport, the City of Adventure, is the best known third party setting for D&D. “Death in Freeport” was available at Gen Con along with the D&D 3e launch, and Green Ronin continued to support the tales of this pirate haven with many scenarios and some sourcebooks. I introduced my Memphis gaming group to Freeport back in 2000 and we ran in it for many years. Good times!